Beverly S. - Reviews

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Finding Work That Matters (The Inner Art of Business Series)
Finding Work That Matters (The Inner Art of Business Series)
Author: Mark Albion
Book Type: Audio CD
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/5/2011


This audio book is about pursuing work that you feel is meaningful and not just to make money. There are several sections on how to go about making the transition to work that you feel good about. It is primarily aimed at people in the business community.


How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Review Date: 12/5/2011


This is a short book that makes a specific point, that is how the quality of interactions you have with others builds you and them up or tears them down. It is a motivational book.


How to Get What You Want In Life With the Money You Already Have
How to Get What You Want In Life With the Money You Already Have
Author: Carol Keeffe
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/2/2011


This book has some good basic personal finance information about managing your money without feeling deprived of enjoyments. She helps the reader focus on what they really want without using credit cards and ending up in debt. Some of the information is dated but the basic principles are still sound and she has a great readable style.


How to Speak to Youth: ... and keep them awake at the same time
How to Speak to Youth: ... and keep them awake at the same time
Author: Ken Davis
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/9/2012


This is an excellent book for anyone who speaks to youth or youth groups. The author writes in an easy to read style and points out tips that help in getting the audience's attention and getting the point across.


Inviting the Mystic, Supporting the Prophet: An Introduction to Spiritual Direction
Review Date: 10/4/2011


This is a good overview book, meant as an introduction to spiritual direction. It gives some general principles and is intended for beginners to this area.


The Low Road to New Heights: What it Takes to Live Like Christ in the Here and Now
Review Date: 3/18/2015


Well and thoughtfully written. The author uses some personal examples. At times it is a little slow but the overall theme of the need for humility is well presented.


Make Miracles in Forty Days: Turning What You Have into What You Want
Review Date: 6/3/2012


The book outlines a simple technique for adjusting your attitude to your situation. She gives several examples. This author has a very open and readable style that is easy to understand and relate to. The book invites you, the reader, to try the technique and see if it helps your particular situation. Each chapter builds on the next so you have to kind of go through the book to get the most out of it.


Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living: The Complete Guide to Living Financially Free
Review Date: 9/23/2010


This book gives a good foundation for getting out of debt and staying there. It also gives a plan for managing finances. Mary Hunt has personal experience and uses it in this very readable book as well as drawing on the knowledge and experience of both experts in finance and others who have had to rebuild their finances. She has some interesting methods that I have not seen in other books but they make a lot of sense. She also talks about the proper use of credit and a little about investing towards the end of the book. This is timeless information which will benefit the reader.


Multiple Streams of Income
Multiple Streams of Income
Author: Robert G. Allen
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/28/2016


This book is heavily slanted towards the real estate and marketing industry. The author apparently made his fortune in these areas. The beginning of the book has some excellent information on basic financial management, which everyone needs. He then goes into different ways to earn income outside of working a job. This summary part is good. The rest of the book is about his experiences in wealth building and the advice of other wealth builders he knows or has met. This part was not as helpful. Overall the book was okay, but probably would be more interesting to someone who wanted to pursue real estate investing or marketing as a means to create wealth.


My Utmost for His Highest: An Updated Edition in Today's Language
My Utmost for His Highest: An Updated Edition in Today's Language
Author: Oswald Chambers
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/8/2015


This is a classic Christian devotional. I had a previous copy that was worn out from use. I ordered this one as a replacement. The insights of this Christian teacher are good food for thought and reflection.


Nappily Ever After
Nappily Ever After
Author: Trisha R. Thomas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/27/2011


This is different from the usual romance story. It was a little slow in some spots but had a satisfactory ending. The notes on the cover are not exactly in line with the story. But it is still a reasonably good read.


Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money
Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money
Author: Barbara Stanny
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/11/2015


This book is about money attitudes. It gives a plan to help women be more confident in managing money. The information is a bit outdated, but it is still useful to women who may feel intimidated about managing their money and want to just hand it all over to someone else. Some of the stories in this little book, including the author's own story, show the things that can go wrong with that strategy. This book won't solve all your problems but will help you to feel better about reading and learning more to handle your own money.


The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon
Author: George S. Clason
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/10/2010


This book gives some basic financial information in a storytelling fashion. The principles it teaches are sound. It tends to be on the conservative side as to investments, but is a good book for someone who wants to learn principles of personal finance.


Self-Parenting: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations
Self-Parenting: The Complete Guide to Your Inner Conversations
Author: John K. Pollard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/10/2015


This is an interesting idea of the inner parent and inner child. The exercises are helpful. The author explains the concept in a very easy to u deist and format.


The Solomon Secrets: 10 Keys to Extraordinary Success from Proverbs
Review Date: 9/22/2010


This book looks at the Bible book of Proverbs and sets forth principles of life success based on that book. The author has a easy to read writing style and makes many good points, using stories from modern lives to emphasize what he is trying to say. This is a good read.


Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer (Commitment to Spiritual Growth)
Review Date: 9/25/2012


This is a good book about leadership from a spiritual perspective. The chapters are short and easy to read but in many cases thought provoking. The author does not shrink from the hard issues that leaders have to deal with. Enjoyable read.


The Unmistakable Touch of Grace
The Unmistakable Touch of Grace
Author: Cheryl Richardson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2014


This book mostly chronicles the authors life experience. There are also some stories about other people and their experience of grace. It has a section for discussion questions after the chapters. It would make a good book study book. It is sort of broad and not aimed at any particular religion. It is more "spiritual" than "religious".


The Woman's Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength & Inspiration
Review Date: 4/15/2017


This book is written like a daily journal or devotional. There are several different topics covered. She deals with some of the emotional issues women face in a sensitive way. I enjoyed the style of writing and many of the points she makes. It is as the title suggests, written to give women inspiration, strength and confidence. I think it does that.


Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We've Been, Where We Are & Where We Need to Go
Review Date: 7/3/2012


This book started off well, but then it got bogged down in a lot of jargon. If you are not in the academic or counseling field, which I am not, you might be disappointed in this book, which I was. I was hoping to get some practical pointers for youth ministry but it was a lot more theoretical than I wanted.


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